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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Row by Row Experience Shop Hop across the US July - August Free Applique Quilt Patterns

Crane Design is please to share "Row by Row" Shop Hop Rows from many of our clients from New England to the Mid West.
 
The Row by Row experience is nationwide event and offers quilters the opportunity to collect as many Row by Row free patterns to create your very own quilt. The Shop Hop starts July 1st and ends the 31st of August. So while traveling the country this summer we hope you visit many of the 1000's of shops across the country. Check out the Row by Row Experience to find other participating shops in travels and prizes offered.
 
The shops below offer many of Crane Design Patterns so when you are visiting you might want to check them out.
 
Below are samples of the shops rows that they will be offering a Free pattern for. Included is the state the shops are located along with links to their websites for store location and hours.
 
We wish every one a happy summer shop hopping across the USA
 
A rich combination row of Americana pieced rows with a touch of applique, just love the , available at...  
The Quilted Crow Boxborough, Massachusetts 
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
 
Fabulous combination of Quilting & Wool Applique was created for this Country Primmie row, available at...  
Piecemakers Quilt Shop Hackensack Minnesota 
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
Learn sashiko stitching with this amazing Summertime row, available at...  
Knit One Quilt Too,  Barrington Rhode Island
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
Lovely combination of cottons, wool and hand dyed velvets, available at...
The Hen House Charlotte Michigan
Free Pattern and Kits available
 


A fabulous Americana Row with a combination of quilt blocks and applique, available at...
The Quilt Rack, North Platte Nebraska
Free Pattern and Kits available

 
Fabulous Fall row with pumpkins, sunflowers in quaint spool holders, available at...  
Quilted Crow, Harpursville New York
Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
 Perfect Summertime flower pots in a row with 3D posies, available at...
Bear's Paw Fabrics, Towson Maryland
Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
 A wagon full of Pumpkins for a perfect Fall Day, available at...
Log Cabin Fabrics,Selkirk, New York
Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
A perfect Winter Row of Snowballs of varies sizes, done with Snowman prints, available at
Mountain Creek Quilt Shop, Greenback, Tennessee
Free Pattern and Kits available


Snowflakes are a beautiful illusion this summer to keep you cool, this row is available at
Calico Gals, Syracuse, NY
 Free Pattern and Kits available



Three quaint pieced row houses with a touch of applique, this row is available at
The Sewing Room, Redding, CA
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

NYS Row by Row at the Quilted Crow Harpursville NY Free Pattern & Applique Pattern Giveaway

Peg at the "Quilted Crow"  54 Cafferty Rd. Harpursville, NY is busy getting the store ready for the NYS Row by Row Experience starting July 1st through the end of August. This years free pattern theme is "Spool-N-Around".

 
Peg and I designed this fun row that reflects our love of Crows and Sunflowers. Kits are available..so we hope you stop in and visit this summer during your summer travels.

Peg, offers a fabulous selection of Civil War fabrics, many of the newest 2014 Moda fabric collections on the market, New Christmas fabrics, flannels, Kits and BOM's..plus a  super collection of wool for wool applique and rug hooking, plus punchneedle kits and supplies. The store is just filled with lots of samples..

Nestled in the Quilted Crows cozy cabin is over 40 samples of Crane Design Wool and Punchneedle patterns. Below is just a few photos of my samples displayed.

When you stop in this summer mention that you saw this feature on the Crane Design Blog and your name will be entered to win a Free Crane Design Wool Applique Pattern or Punchneedle Pattern. Winners will be announced the first week of September. You must stop and fill out an entry blank at the Quilted Crow in Harpursville to enter to win. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon...jan of Crane Design



 
Country Primmie Homespun and Wool Applique Sheep and Rabbit Pillows
 "Country Friends"
 
 
Wool Applique Floral Runner and Cottage
 Charm Candlemat with Dragonfly's and Cattails
 
 
Wall of Wool Applique Wallhangings included are some of our Top Sellers
Cardinal Chattering, Sammie Snow and Sunflower Daze
 
 
Ocean Breeze the latest Crane Design applique release
with trapunto shells..you can almost hear the surf and
 feel the sand between your toes.
 
 
Punchneedle designs for the Nature Lovers to Halloween and Christmas
 
 
Our samples offer a great selection of ways to display punchneedle creations from Ditty Bags, to Framed with Barn wood to Country Paddles to Boxes to small Pillows..how much fun.
 
 
Opps, a few more Wool Applique Candlemats...
just perfect for every season or to give a a gift.

Monday, May 5, 2014

New Wool Applique Pattern Release "English Flower Garden" Wallhanging



 
"English Flower Garden"
Wool Applique Wallhanging
 
 
"English Flower Garden" is the perfect way to bring the garden indoors all year long. This piece was designed with three wool applique panels and framed with Flannel, but could easily be done with Cotton or Wool. 

We used Valdani 3 Strand Variegated Thread giving the piece extra depth in the design.

This pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Note: Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

New Seashell Wool Applique Pattern Release " Ocean Breeze" with Trapunto Accents

 
 
"Ocean Breeze"
 


 
This wool applique candlemat is just perfect for patio entertaining, the beach house or cottage decor. We used a combination of hand dyed and textured wool. Plus a fun technique called Trapunto on the shells.  Trapunto gives a dimensional look by gently stuffing the shells..gives them a natural look. To much fun.

We used Valdani 3 Strand Variegated Thread giving the piece extra depth in the design.

This pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Note: Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Changing the Color Palette Punchneedle Patterns


I am thrilled to share with you how Kathy the owner of Wool and Goods, LLC of Rollingsford,  NH change the color palette of 3 of my punchneedle patterns

 
...I just love them!!!!

 
As a designer I am always encouraging fellow stitcher's to change suggested colors in one of my patterns to make it their very own. Below are photos of the original pattern that I worked on the left and on the right how Kathy changed it up...

 
 The first sample Kathy created..."Parchment Petals" ...love the brighter colors taking the piece from fall tones to spring tones. Finished with a matching frame.
 
 
The second sample is "Goldfinch and Thistles" Oh, just love the blue variegated colors in the background with the rose color thistles....

 
The final sample Kathy created was "Bleeding Heart Blush". I designed it as a small pillow, Kathy framed it with hand dyed yarn around the outside..just a little different twist.

 
 I hope these three samples will encourage you the next time when you select our your next project to try something different, maybe different colors or how you present the finial piece.

 
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Wool Applique Pattern Release Whispering Violet Candlemat

 

 
 
 
Whispering Violets" was created with a rich textured background with hand dyed violets and leaves.  A perfect piece to make for Easter or Mother's Day centerpiece or give as a gift.

The pattern also includes a matching Candlewrap Bonus Pattern. The wrap fits a 4 1/2" candle. The pattern can easily be adjusted to fit other size candles. A quick and easy project to make up a few for giving this spring season. A classic look that may be displayed all year round.
 
This pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Note: Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

New Spring Wool Applique Pattern...Garden Basket


 
"Garden Basket" is a versatile pattern that extends the opportunity to use a combination of textured patterns and hand dyed wool for this applique project. Created in lush rose colors and accent with dusty olives. We used variegated Valdani three strand floss to bring out the colors of the flowers.
   
This pattern is available at many of the fine shops listed in blog on the left hand column.
 
 
Please respect the designer..all patterns and photos in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Pattern Release "Country Friends" Wool Applique Sheep & Rabbits

 
"Country Friends"
Wool Applique Sewing Kit Collection
4 Projects in 1 Pattern
 
 

 
"Country Friends" is a versatile pattern that extends the opportunity to use a combination of Wool and Homespun fabrics for this applique project...it may also be done in just wool.

The pattern includes 4 patterns in 1.  The sample designs above show the pattern made up as pillows, but could easily be made into individual Wallhangings.
 
This Pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Please Respect the Designer, all  patterns and photos in this blog are copyrighted.


Wool Applique Gift or Ditty Bags featuring "Tweets 4 You" Sweet Song Birds

 "Tweets" 4 You 
Gift Twig Bag /Cupboard Door Hangers
4 Patterns in 1
 
 
"Tweets 4 You"  a special little wool applique bag for every season. Perfect for bird lovers with little Tweet featured on each bag.
 
 
This pattern may be purchased from many of the shops listed in our blog.
 
Please respect the Designer, all photos and  patterns are copyrighted 

New 2014 Wool Applique Pattern "Sheep Oasis" Plus Willow Tree Twig Bag


 "Sheep Oasis"
 
A new spring wool applique pattern that includes a Table Runner and Twig Bag. Both were done in rich color textured wools. It was accented with variegated Valdani Threads. What a wonderful way to introduce a little Spring into your decor all year round.

 
 
This Bag would be perfect to display on a ole Cupboard Door with Pussy Willows and some daffodils. A classic look that may be displayed all year round.
 
 

This pattern may be purchased from many of the fine shops listed in our blog.

 
Please respect the designer, all patterns and photos in this blog are copyrighted.

 
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flocking Crows New 2014 Wool Applique Runner or Wallhanging Pattern

New  "Flocking Crows"
Wool Applique Wallhanging or Tablerunner
 
 
"Flocking Crows" is a versatile pattern that can be used as a Wallhanging or Tablerunner.  It has even been suggested it would be great to use as a Valence.

This whimsical piece showcases a flock of Crows flying through a field of Sunflowers.Perfect for the Primmie Country look to the traditional decor. Just a lot of fun to stitch on a cold winter eve. We used Valdani Threads for a nice variegated look to the piece.

This is large piece so we have included below a close-up of the center of the runner.
 
 
This pattern is available at many of the fine shops listed in our blog.
 
Gentle Reminder: All patterns and photos are copyrighted in this blog..please respect the designer.

Two Ole Country Crows New 2014 Punchneedle Pattern

"Two Ole Country Crows"
 
 
Though you see Crows all year around..I just love watching them in the winter, they are so striking against the snow.  Did you know they are family oriented. Mom and Dad mate for life and even after the offspring are mature that stay together as a family. It has been said, the offspring will help Ma and Pa Crow with other new siblings in the nest.
 
This new punchneedle design makes me smile, I just wonder what they are talking about..maybe the grandkids or where the next field of Sunflowers are for good eats.
 
This piece was created in Valdani variegated 3 stand thread. To display my design work I placed it on a wood box that was distressed and finished with a mustard milk paint. Perfect to recipe cards or a small stash of sewing items.
 
 
You may purchase this pattern at many of the fine shops listed in my blog.
 
Please Note:
This patterns and photos in this blog are copyrighted...please respect the designer. Thank you
 

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